Only 2 weeks to go, #sotn18 programme at a glance

Only two weeks to go before State of the Net 2018 at Molo IV in Trieste: if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your tickets (it’s free!). While we are still hard at work and things are in continuous evolution, we are happy to share with you some details about this year’s programme.

On Thursday 14th we will begin at 2pm with the Italian side of the programme. Developed in collaboration with our co-organising partner Insiel, we will explore together with some industry leaders different forms of collaboration between public and private sectors. We will discuss digital governance with Enrico Cereda (IBM), Cristiano Cannarsa (Consip), Andrea Di Maio (Gartner) and Simone Puksic (Insiel), immediately followed by a panel on guiding innovation with Marco Icardi (Sas), Roberto Siagri (Eurotech), Greta Nasi (Bocconi), Agostino Santoni (Cisco) and Stefano Venturi (Hewlett-Packard).

We will continue discussing the challenges of e-procurement with Cristiano Cannarsa (Consip) and Filippo Ligresti (Dell EMC), and finally will follow with a discussion around the development of private/public partnerships with Andrea Quacivi (Sogei), Marco Gay (Anitec-Assinform, Digital Magics) and Mariano Corso (Polimi).

The grand finale of the day will be a keynote from Luigi Zingales, Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

On Friday 15th we will begin bright and early with our English programme. Luca De Biase will be opening the discussion, followed by the unveiling of the results of a poll run by SWG for SotN about Italian’s perception of digital life and a presentation about digital innovation in the next five years by IBM. We have no doubt that the subsequent keynotes by Hossein Derakhshan and Ton Zijlstra will inspire you.

After lunch, Amazon’s Vice President for Europe, Roy Perticucci, will talk about the challenges (and consequences) of today’s logistics, while Gigi Tagliapietra will help us reflect about where we come from and where we are heading. A conversation between Dave Winer and Anna Masera will tackle the challenges of today’s information landscape.

Finally Lorenza Baroncelli will tell us about the consequences of innovation in our cities, and with her speech Adriana Lukas will talk about freedom from consequences.

We are all looking forward to meeting you in Trieste next June, but if you really can’t make it, you will be able to follow all session streaming live on our social media channels (but you will miss the weather, the sea, the food and the amazing company…).

IBM is the Main Partner of State of the Net 2018 (Trieste, June 14-15)

Today we are proud to announce that IBM will be the main partner of the 2018 edition of State of the Net, the international conference which tries to capture the state of art of the internet. State of the Net 2018 will take place in Trieste (Italy), on June 14th and 15th, and this year will mark the conference’s 10th anniversary.

State of the Net has always been investigating the impacts of the Internet on our society, and “Consequences” is the main theme of the 2018 edition: what are the consequences of our development choices, of knowledge distribution, the launch of a global social network?

On June 14th, State of the Net will paint a picture of today’s interactions between the digital world and public administration in Italy. It will do it thanks to the leading industry stakeholders, focusing on cloud services, artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence, blockchain, new expertise and jobs. The following day, June 15th, the conference will shift its focus on the digital-era challenges: what are the consequences for our society of a social networking platform that reaches 2 billion people? How will we sustain growth within a digitalized world? How should we handle an infrastructure that becomes every day more articulated and expensive?

«On the national scale, we want to continue the fundamental dialogue about digital innovation in the public administration and facilitate a debate about the future of procurement innovation and public-private collaboration in the context of the digital transformation of Italy», said Simone Puksic, chairman of the board of Insiel, who co-organised the event.

«We are happy to announce the partnership with IBM. It confirms State of the Net’s commitment to researching quality subjects for a conference that puts on the spotlight an in-depth comprehension of contemporary issues and the dissemination of a digital culture», said State of the Net’s founders Beniamino Pagliaro, Paolo Valdemarin and Sergio Maistrello.

State of the Net 2018 is a free conference, but registration is required. The conference is organised by Associazione culturale State of the Net, and co-organised by Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and Insiel.

Consequences London, #sotn18 special preview on May 25th

Come and join us in London on Friday the 25th of May for a very special State of the Net preview event with panellists including author and business strategist Euan Semple.

Produced in cooperation with T/F/D and Activate Capital, the London preview will focus on the why and how of tools and methodologies that could help in dealing with complexity while running a business. From global markets to countless communication channels, from increased competition to high levels of specialisation and even volatile political environments, trying to understand the consequences of every action has become almost impossible.

Practices like design thinking, agile solutions, command and control, employee engagement may help. However, approaching and introducing these tools is not an easy task. The biggest challenges are invariably linked with culture and behaviour and too often we find technology spend is not backed up by enough time spent on the why and how of change. The panel will discuss what we should and shouldn’t expect from these tools, as well as the best ways to help businesses make the right decisions.

Register now (it’s free)

Trieste, June 14-15 • #sotn18 • consequences

We are happy to announce that State of the Net will be held again in 2018 in Trieste, on June 14th and 15th.

The keyword for our keynotes and conversations this year will be consequences.

Some of the tracks that we plan to cover this year are around these topics:

Consequences on society: how things are usually more complex than they seem (think about these days news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica), how everything will move forward regardless, how citizens and organisations need to be aware of the consequences of their choices.

Consequences on infrastructure: from transportation to logistics to healthcare to data management, along with new and exciting capabilities, technology is introducing a number of new challenges.

Consequences on business: starting, growing and running businesses is becoming increasingly more demanding, companies are using new tools not only to design their products, but to design their own future businesses.

Consequences on culture: a mainstream media diet is changing the way we approach and consume books, movies, TV and news, often with unforeseen consequences.

You can register free now, we look forward to seeing you in Trieste next June.